Welcome to A-Mazing Mead! Why “a-mazing” you may ask? Well, the proper technical term for brewing mead is “mazing”; a person who brews mead is called a “mazer”. Hence, “a-mazing mead” – a blog about mead, types of mead, making mead, recipes – and pretty much anything I can think of that’s connected to mead and the mead-making process.
I’m a purely amateur mazer; I don’t brew commercially and all the mead I produce is just for home consumption for myself and my friends.
I first started making mead about 20 years ago, but recently took it up again after a long gap. I’ve always been fond of mead, but with the exception of a few well-known companies such as Lindisfarne and Lurgeshall, mead isn’t widely available commercially and although it’s gaining in popularity, it’s not exactly something you’re going to find on the shelves of Sainsbury’s or Tesco! So on the whole, if you want mead you’ve got to hunt for it – or brew your own; which is what I’m doing – and you can too. 🙂